River Wards events for the week of July 31

Keep up with what's go­ing on in your neigh­bor­hood with our guide. 

St. Anne’s pro­duce vouch­ers 

St. Anne’s Seni­or Cen­ter, 2607 E. Cum­ber­land St., has been dis­trib­ut­ing pro­duce vouch­ers through the Seni­or Farm­ers’ Mar­ket Nu­tri­tion Pro­gram (SFM­NP.) Seni­ors will re­ceive four $5 vouch­ers that will be val­id un­til Novem­ber 30, 2013.  Your can pick up vouch­ers between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. Please con­tact 215-426-9799 for in­form­a­tion. ••

Kon­rad Square flea mar­ket

The Friends of Kon­rad Square will host flea mar­kets on Au­gust 10 and 24, at Kon­rad Square, Tulip and Dauph­in streets, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in rent­ing a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. ••

St. Adal­bert Sum­mer Bazaar 

Every­one is in­vited to the St. Adal­bert par­ish bazaar on Thursday, Au­gust 1, Fri­day, Au­gust 2 and Sat­urday, Au­gust 3, be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. each night on the par­ish grounds, Al­lege­heny Av­en­ue and Thompson Street. 

Join the com­munity for fun, a flea mear­ket, Pol­ish and Ameri­an foods, dan­cing, sweets and more. On Thursday, en­joy the Pol­ish Amer­ic­an String Band. On Fri­day, the Pa­ging Samuel Band will en­ter­tain, and on Sat­urday, en­joy con­tin­ent­al Pol­ish mu­sic. The bazaar will take place rain or shine. ••

2nd Street Fest­iv­al in Au­gust

Join neigh­bors in North­ern Liber­ties for the an­nu­al 2nd Street Fest­iv­al on Au­gust 4, between Green and Ger­man­town av­en­ues on 2nd Street, from noon un­til 10 p.m. 

The event fea­tures res­taur­ants and beer gar­dens, crafts, kids’ pro­grams, work­shops, green ini­ti­at­ives, and mu­sic­al acts on four stages.

The event is free, but this year the fest­iv­al is de­b­ut­ing a “Friends of the 2nd Street” tick­et op­tion, which will in­clude open bar and food op­tions, meet-and-greet with head­lining mu­sic­al artists, a spe­cial VIP view­ing tent, a 2nd Street good­ie bag, and more. For more in­form­a­tion and VIP tick­ets, vis­it 2nd­st­fest­iv­al.org. ••

Crime­watch night out

The River­wards Crime­watch will be par­ti­cip­at­ing in a na­tion­al night out for a crime free 19125 on Tues­day, Au­gust 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Het­zell Field in Fishtown, at Columbia and Thompson streets. 

The event will fea­ture rep­res­ent­at­ives from the 26th Po­lice Dis­trict, as well as food trucks, kids’ activ­it­ies, mu­sic, wa­ter ice, giveaways, Sa­fe­Cam re­gis­tra­tion, bi­cycle re­gis­tra­tion, and in­form­a­tion on oth­er safety meas­ures. ••  

Penn Treaty Park events

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park res­ched­uled the rained-out Ju­ly show­ing of “The Amaz­ing Spider Man” for Fri­day, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. in the park. Also, on Aug. 15, in the park, Walk­ing Fish Theatre will host the Fam­ily Theatre Series, at 6 p.m. ••  

St. Anne’s ‘Shore Thing’

Join the St. Anne’s par­ish com­munity on Au­gust 17, from 2 to 6 p.m., for the 11th an­nu­al Shore Thing at Light­house Pointe, 5101 Shaw­crest Ave. in Wild­wood, N.J. 

All pro­ceeds be­ne­fit St. Anne church, which needs re­pairs. Tick­ets are $30 per per­son and in­clude beer, wine and soda. Ad­vanced pur­chas­ing is en­cour­aged. To pur­chase tick­ets con­tact Theresa Stahl, 215-425-3219 or email puff­mom­ma3@msn.com. ••

Sug­ar­House Sum­mer Food Truck Series 

The Sug­ar­House Casino and Phil­adelphia Mo­bile Food As­so­ci­ation have teamed up again this year for the con­tinu­ation of their Sum­mer Food Truck Series. 

There will be eight food trucks and two sweets trucks parked in the Sug­ar­House park­ing lot from 6 p.m. un­til 10 p.m. every third Thursday of the month through Septem­ber. 

Please dir­ect any ques­tions to Brit­ney Nor­man bnor­man@sug­ar­house­casino.com or Dan Pen­nachi­etti, dan@phil­lymfa.com. ••

Help out loc­al Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts at Glav­in Play­ground are ex­cited to be at­tend­ing the Dis­ney World Youth Edu­ca­tion­al Series learn­ing pro­gram in June 2014. The Par­ent Com­mit­tee is co­ordin­at­ing fun­drais­ing events for the trip throughout the up­com­ing year.  

For now, the Scouts are ask­ing the com­munity to save alu­min­um cans and oth­er re­cyc­lable metals start­ing now through Sat­urday, Au­gust 17. Take your cans to Sul­li­van Re­cyc­ling, 3361 Ed­ge­mont St., and men­tion that your re­cyc­lables are for the Girl Scout fun­draiser at Glav­in Playgound. 

On Sat­urday, Au­gust 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Girl Scouts will be avail­able at Sul­li­van Re­cyc­ling to ac­cept items. A per­cent­age of all the funds raised will be ear­marked to give to the Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House at St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al, and to the Mus­cu­lar Dys­trophy As­so­ci­ation.

To re­quest alu­min­um and met­al pick-up at stores, bars, etc., leave a mes­sage at 215-739-6456. The Girl Scouts will also be selling $1 candy bars door-to­door every Tues­day even­ing in Au­gust between 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.••

St. Anne’s ex­er­cise classes

St. Anne’s Seni­or Cen­ter, 2607 E. Cum­ber­land St. will of­fer the fol­low­ing ex­er­cise classes: Tai Chi every Wed­nes­day at 10 a.m., and “En­hance Fit­ness” every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Please call 215-426-9799 for ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion. ••

Car­mella Play­ground Preschool signups 

Car­mella Play­ground Preschool, 2150 Wakeling St., is now ac­cept­ing re­gis­tra­tions for chil­dren ages 3 to 5. Car­mella Preschool is open Monday through Thursday , from 9 a.m. to noon, at a cost of $100 per month. For more in­form­a­tion, please call 215-685-1235. ••

To sub­mit your event list­ing to Star, email star@bsmphilly.com with all event de­tails; mail to: 53 Had­don­field Rd., Ste. 306, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002; or fax to 856-667-0298. We can­not guar­an­tee every sub­mit­ted event will be lis­ted. We re­serve ther right to edit sub­mis­sions.

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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